UCL Faculty of Laws


Hack the Law: an Interactive Exploration of jurimetrics, AI and Smart Contracts

24 September 2018, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm


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Bentham House
Endsleigh Gardens
United Kingdom

About the Event: 

The UCL Centre for Ethics and Law is delighted to host Camila Rioja (Head of Legal Tech practice at Opice Blum, Bruno, Abrusio and Vainzof attorneys at law) and Bryan Wilson (Operations and Technology Research at RiskGenius) for a seminar exploring how, if at all, we can ‘hack the law’ and what we mean by this term.  The evening will focus, in particular, on case studies in jurimetrics, AI and smart contracts.  The seminar, chaired by Dr. Anna Donovan (UCL), will include an interactive session where audience members will work in small groups to apply Camila and Bryan’s examples to real use cases.  Both Camila and Bryan lead local chapters of the global organisation ‘Legal Hackers’ in their home jurisdictions (Sao Paulo and Kansas City respectively) and they will conclude the evening by sharing some of their insights into the Legal Hackers community with the audience.  A drinks reception will follow the seminar.

About the Speakers: 

Camila Rioja

Head of Legal Tech practice at Opice Blum, Bruno, Abrusio and Vainzof attorneys at law. Judge at the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge (2018). Computational Law course at MIT (2018). Postgraduate Diploma in Economics for Competition Law at King’s College London (2015/2016). Co-organizer of São Paulo Legal Hackers. Economic Law course from the Superior School of the Brazilian Bar Association, Brasília chapter (2012). Graduated from the Centro Universitário de Brasília – UniCEUB. Admitted to the Brazilian Bar Association – OAB in the same year. Camila advises clients in matters involving new technologies, data privacy and protection. As a competition/antitrust lawyer, focuses her practice on merger filings, high profile cartels defense and other anticompetitive behaviors. Camila has experience in compliance and anti-bribery issues, advising clients on the implementation and review of compliance programs and policies.

Bryan Wilson

Operations and Technology Research at RiskGenius, an Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning startup. Founder, Legal Tech Book Club (2018). Teaching Assistant for Computational Law Course at MIT (2018). Listed as 1 of 18 Millenials Changing the Face of Legal Tech by law.com's LegalTech News (2018). Innovation Fellow at the ABA Center for Innovation (2017). Graduate of University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law (2016) and Oklahoma State University (2012) with a Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Arts in American Studies, respectively. Founder and Manager of Kansas City Legal Hackers (2015). Bryan spends most of his time learning about emerging technologies and figuring out how they can be leveraged to improve legal outcomes. This includes collaborating on feasibility studies between designers, developers, and legal professionals, developing training materials related to expert systems and supervised review frameworks, and writing about data-driven approaches to legal analysis. @bryangwilson



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